Monday, December 15, 2008

The Bloggyland Christmas Tour! Welcome! Come On In!

It's today, it's today! Wake up! Wake up! Dress warm!



Welcome to the Bloggyland Christmas Tour!




Everyone in Bloggyland has something very special for you today!




Look!


The entire village is decorated just for you!




Christmas trees are sparkling with lights!
Did you find my house okay! I'm so glad you're here!



Come in! The door is open. The fireplace is lit, and lots of our friends have already arrived! Do you like my wreath? I "borrowed" it from Debby.






Have some mulled wine - it will warm you up for the tour





I've made my favorite cookies for you - they're springerle just like my grandmother used to make.




Oh, would you prefer hot chocolate? Is the alcohol content of the mulled wine a bit high?



Relax by the fire, the sleighs will be here in just a few minutes to pick us up Here comes the first sleigh! Do you have your mittens on? Don't forget your scarf!





Sit up front here next to our driver, Mr. Peck. Isn't he handsome?





Wrap that scarf a little tighter!



Mr. Peck is going a bit fast, I know - but we won't get a ticket in Bloggyland. Hang on to your hat! And fasten your seat belt - it's going to be a bumpy ride


Look! All of our bloggyfriends are on their way to our first stop






We're almost there - just the other side of the pond.





Are you excited? Just 2 more blocks to go!





And here we are at a bloggyfriend's house! Let's stop in and see what surprises they have in store for us!



Just click on the links below to visit each of your hosts! Because of time zones and schedules, some may post a bit later today - so make a note of who you've missed and keep checking! Have a wonderful time!

(If you do not see your name on the list of participants, please leave a comment that says Add Me Too! And I will!)

51 comments:

tara @ kidz said...

Just found out about the tour and I want to play! Add me too!!!

Patty said...

What fun, I love what you did and I am looking forward to visiting everyone!

marianne said...

yes I´m in or is it too late?

Bonnie said...

I posted on a previous entry that I'd like to play along. Can I be added?

Yaya said...

Yay! Thanks for putting this all together!

Shellmo said...

Wow Muse - the mulled wine and cookies were great. I dare say your horses are a little faster than mine - but I hope you can join my sleigh ride later this evening as well. Is Mr. Peck available as a driver?

Nan said...

Thanks for the sleigh ride--I'm breathless after so much fun :-D

soulbrush said...

ooooohhhh i'm so far away...and not able to blog too much right now...so will have to miss this one...drat! loved reading yours though. hugs from a sunny sa.

Tova Darling said...

This is such a cute idea! I love it! My post is up; now I'm looking forward to checking out everyone else's posts!

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

Hi Muse,
Unless there's another Sparky (there can be only ONE!!) my link above is incorrect. It's http://redbirdacres.blogspot.com/ .
Hey, your sleigh's are MUCH more practical than my motorcycle ... but ... Sweetie tells me there is a M/C with sleigh 'wheels' now! Hmmm ... groovy.
I'm still looking for Mr. Peck ... where's Lavinia?? I'll bet he's with her.
I'm helping myself to the wine [hic] and those lovely cookies ... hope they won't mind down at the courthouse ... tee hee ♥ ∞

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Oooooooooh. Am feasting here! And the wind across my cheeks is refreshing. Beautiful, Muse!
Btw, everything for today is posted on http://petramichelle.blogspot.com, Muse, if you wouldn't mind changing from whose role.
Will be back to enjoy more of the festivities!

MuseSwings said...

Sparky! You would have been sitting there all day by yourself! Whoa! I fixed your link. Somebody had a bunch of surprise guests this morning! Enjoy your civic dooty today, darlin!

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

What a marvelous occasion! I knew it would be wonderful and you have done a great job. This must be the biggest response yet. I can't wait until tonight to go visit everyone. Fun.Fun.Fun. Thanks so much. Everything was perfect.

Poetikat and the Hyggecats said...

Charming! You are too kind! Doesn't everything look delectable?

Thanks for inviting me, Cynthia. Everything is mah-vellous!

Over at the Hyggehus, there's a few different things - a very funny song/video (see Foster Brooks's' wife) and below that - what's really on our cd player at Christmastime.

Hope to see you all there!

Luv,

Kat

Linda said...

Umm..wait..some of us ended up at Lavinia's mansion/castle, LOL. TY so much for this trip. It was a lot of fun. smiles and blessings

(ps I have been told that you can put away the "borrowed credit cards" now, LOLOLOLOL Just teasing, this was so much fun. TYVM. MERRY CHRISTMAS.)

Elizabeth said...

Thank you for hosting this fun event.
Your site is magical!

Poetikat and the Hyggecats said...

Just noticed, Petra's link isn't working.

Kat

MuseSwings said...

Thanks Kat - I have Petra's link working now!

steviewren said...

Merry Christmas Muse. The decorations in the village are so festive and the mulled wine and cookies make a fantastic breakfast! I'm off on the next sleigh to visit everyone and I'm awfully happy I wore my mittens and scarf. There's a nip in the air today!

Buttercream Cottage said...

Thank you for being such a great hostess!

marianne said...

Thanks for organizing this fun event again!
It was nice having you over foor the pepparkakor!
Love your wine!!!
Off to more visits..............

MuseSwings said...

Thank you to everyone who has stopped by so far today! I've taken care of all of the requests and corrections! Bundle up before you get on the sleigh and enjoy your tour! I'm out touring as well and enjoying every minute of it!

MuseSwings said...

I added Anna at Life Just Keeps Getting Wierder to the list of participants. She doesn't know your coming, but her post is too good to leave out of this tour. I put out some stale oreos I found in her cupbord - enjoy!

A. said...

Thanks for a fun event an a beautiful tour!
Happy holidays!

Margaret Ann said...

Cynthia...when you host a party you really ROCK the house...I am in bliss and have only visited a few spots...Ooops...here's my sleigh...I'll be back for more cookies in a bit...You really do wonders with your hot chocolate my dear! :) Fa La La La Laaaaa!

Alex and Alicia said...

Wow - your tour was absolutely beautiful! I am still trying to make the rounds and see everyone who has updated. This is so much fun and I've hardly begun yet! :)

Thanks for sharing such a wonderful little sleigh ride with all of us. Your images (and cookies & mulled wine!) are to die for. :)

Happy Touring!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! I've been enjoying the tour!

Amy

Cora said...

This was such a great idea! How fun. And, I must say, your hot chocolate photo is KILLING me (mmmmm....).

Thank you for stopping by my blog. :-)

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

I'm going to be visiting several times to be sure. I'm a child again! An absolute feast
for the senses and don't want to miss a beat!
:))

Expressions By Devin said...

your blog entry is so festive and fun.Your blog entry really got me into the christmas mood!!!

Janeen said...

What a beautiful little village you live in! I lurve the special touches with the cookies and sleigh rides! Thanks again for a lovely day! I'm off to visit the others!

On another note, my home computer monitor died last night after the kids played a game on it. It's 8 years old, I got my use out of it. I guess all I want for Christmas is a new computer monitor! So I'll be on remotely until then so not to worry if you don't see me post as often!

MuseSwings said...

I am having such a wonderful time! I have visited all but 3 homes in bloggyland and everyone has done an amazing job of posting for the day. What fun! If I eat one more christmas cookie I shall turn in to one! I stopped in for another cup of mulled wine and then I'm off again!

Anna Lefler said...

This is AWESOME! Thanks so much for including me!! Off to take the tour...

Merry Christmas!

XO

Anna

Tiffany said...

Add me, too! I would love to participate! It sounds like so much fun. Thank you. Merry Christmas!
www.apieceofpunkinpie.blogspot.com

Bonnie said...

WOW! I think I'm the only one listed that's not on Blogspot. While I've never used Blogspot ... I was one of the first blogs on Blogger beta years and years ago.

Margaret Ann said...

Thanks Cynthia...The day was a blast...I ate way too much...although each bite was a delight! You are a bloggong marvel...I am so glad our paths crossed...you are one special lady!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Thank you so much for this muse. It will be great fun to go through them all when everyone is too busy to post during the next few days. I have a post also if you could add me.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

OOps I forgot to add my url, sorry in advance that I don't know how to post it easy for you.
http://artsyendeavors.blogspot.com/2008/12/merry-christmas-in-bloggyland.html

MuseSwings said...

Ladies! You are all very welcome! This has been such a fun day! And still is - I'm revisiting as many bloggyfriends as possible. - Lisa - I'll add you to the list!

steviewren said...

Muse, move over....let me stand next to the fire! I am a Popsicle from riding in that sleigh all day! I made it to as many homes as the old nag would take me to. Everyone has outdone themselves with their decorations and hospitality. And the food...let me just say thanks everyone...just what I needed for Christmas...another 5lbs!

Merry Christmas to all! It's a wonderful life!

MuseSwings said...

Here - sit nest to me. I've got some hot buttered rum for you. No calories whatsoever! It has been a wonderful day! Amazing posts, great fun and fabulous food! I've met lots of new bloggie friends today too - that's the best part. Here's a nice warm blanket for you too.

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Muse, I honestly have to say that this day will be one of the highlights of blogging. It has been wonderful to share in other bloggers' Christmas festivities! Thank you, thank you, thank you for your gracious hostessing and a most wonderful time! A blessed and merry Christmas to you and to your loved ones! Sincerely, Petra :))

Martha said...

Thank you so much, Dear Muse Swings (love that name btw) for being the gracious hostess of the Christmas tour. Delightful pictures and memories too. I love springerle cookies and the molds too. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

MuseSwings said...

Petra Michelle and Martha - you are very welcome! It was such fun! Thank you for participating!

Lavinia said...

Yoo Hoo! Better late than never!!!!!

Wonderful post with fabulous pictures. You've outdone yourself Musey!!!!!

Devoted said...

What a wonderful time I am having and I'm only half way through. Thanks, Muse...for everything!

JANE said...

Oh this was awesome and I sooooo love my sleigh rides! The tour has been great, and so many places to see!!

Kelly said...

Thanks for all your hard work putting this together! It's been fun! Merry Christmas :_

MuseSwings said...

Devoted, Hane and Kelly - you are very welcome! Thank you all for participating!

Lavinia Stevie and I are having smores at the bonfire. Come on over. And bring Mr. Peck if you have him!

Laura said...

Add me too! Is it too late?
I am Laura @ Historical Home
What a great Holiday Tour!
http://www.historical-home.com/2008/12/colonial-connecticut-christmas.html

Sandy said...

well...this time I have lots of time to think about it. Maybe I will....it would be fun..but knowing me, I'll be slacking just about the time the inaugaration starts..